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The Lost Gospel

Decoding the Ancient Text that Reveals Jesus' Marriage to Mary Magdalene

by (author) Simcha Jacobovici & Barrie Wilson

Publisher
HarperCollins
Initial publish date
Nov 2015
Category
General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781554686544
    Publish Date
    Nov 2015
    List Price
    $19.99
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781554686537
    Publish Date
    Nov 2014
    List Price
    $34.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781443405553
    Publish Date
    Nov 2014
    List Price
    $11.99

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The mystery of a newly translated “gospel”—filled with startling revelations and fascinating detail about the life and times of Jesus—is now revealed in this ground-breaking follow-up to the New York Times bestseller The Jesus Family Tomb.

Waiting to be rediscovered in the British Library is an ancient manuscript from early Christianity, copied by an anonymous monk. This document is at least 1,450 years old, possibly dating to the first century, but it has never been properly translated or decoded. Until now.

Working with an expert team of translators and digital imaging experts, acclaimed authors Simcha Jacobovici and Barrie Wilson provide the first-ever translation, from Syriac into English, of this unique document, which tells the inside story of Jesus’ social, family and political life.

The Lost Gospel takes readers on an unparalleled historical adventure through this paradigm-shifting text. What the authors eventually discover is as astounding as it is unexpected: the confirmation of Jesus’ marriage to Mary the Magdalene; the names of their two children; a previously unknown plot on Jesus’ life more than a decade prior to the crucifixion; an attempt to abduct Mary and kill the children; the politics behind the crucifixion; and a religious movement that antedates that of Paul’s—the Church of Mary the Magdalene.

Part detective story, part modern adventure, The Lost Gospel reveals secrets that have been hiding in plain sight for millennia. Jacobovici and Wilson’s surprising discovery and vigorous scholarly research position this ancient text alongside the Dead Sea Scrolls and Gnostic writings as a pillar of our evolving understanding of the historical Jesus.

Translation of ancient text by Tony Burke

About the authors

SIMCHA JACOBOVICI, co-author of The Jesus Family Tomb, is a three-time Emmy-winning Israeli-Canadian documentary filmmaker and a widely published writer and lecturer. He is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Religion at Huntington University in Sudbury, Ontario. His articles have appeared in publications such as The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. Jacobovici is the host of The Naked Archaeologist on the History Channel. He resides in Israel with his wife and five children. Visit Simcha on his blog at www.simchajtv.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SimchaJTV, and follow him on Twitter @SimchaJTV.

BARRIE WILSON is a professor of religious studies at York University in Toronto, where he specializes in early Christianity. His bestselling book How Jesus Became Christian was longlisted for the Cundill Prize in Historical Literature and won the Joseph and Faye Tanenbaum Prize in History. He lives in Toronto.

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SIMCHA JACOBOVICI, co-author of The Jesus Family Tomb, is a three-time Emmy-winning Israeli-Canadian documentary filmmaker and a widely published writer and lecturer. He is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Religion at Huntington University in Sudbury, Ontario. His articles have appeared in publications such as The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. Jacobovici is the host of The Naked Archaeologist on the History Channel. He resides in Israel with his wife and five children. Visit Simcha on his blog at www.simchajtv.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SimchaJTV, and follow him on Twitter @SimchaJTV.

BARRIE WILSON is a professor of religious studies at York University in Toronto, where he specializes in early Christianity. His bestselling book How Jesus Became Christian was longlisted for the Cundill Prize in Historical Literature and won the Joseph and Faye Tanenbaum Prize in History. He lives in Toronto.

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